USING FOODSAVER V2244 VACUUM-SEALING SYSTEM – TOP TIPS
If you are new in vacuum-sealing, you can try the FoodSaver v2244 – one of the best foodsaver vacuum sealers on the market. It is a vacuum-sealer that sucks air out of food bags, thus preserving the food inside. It is great to use for food products before freezing or refrigerating it. It can be used for both bags and containers or jars. Read more foodsaver v2244 reviews at vacuumsealeradviser.com
Vacuum-Sealing Corn on the Cob
Q: What do Corn cobs call their father? A: “Pop” corn.
Q: How did the tomato court the corn? A: He whispered sweet nothings into her ear.
Laughter is always the best medicine. And corn is the one of the best sources of anti-oxidants, carbohydrates and dietary fiber. It is good to have an ear of corn often, but when it is winter, these are hard to come by. That is why we are going to preserve our corn to make them last a long time.
Vacuum-Packing Clothes-Ready to fly
Travel is the best teacher, and shopping when you travel is the best therapy. We like to buy items from the foreign place and give to family and friends as gifts, as souvenirs. Go to Thailand, and see if you can resist the beautiful Thai silk? The tricky part is how to fit everything in your luggage? Many seasoned travelers have learned the secret – vacuum-packing.
A nutritious and cost-effective way to flavor foods is to use stock. It can be chicken, pork, beef or even fish. To make stock, it is good to add meat, bones and even skin. Put it all in a pot of water, and slow boil it until the flavors of the meat have transferred to the water.
Since doing this takes some time, an a lot of gas, we like to do it by bigger portions and keep the rest of the stock in the freezer. If vacuum sealed, it can last months.
You can get some noodles, slices of chicken, a lot of vegetables and add your chicken stock into it for an easy-to-prepare but delicious dinner. Add spice or herbs to flavor. [Read more…]
Mason jars are affordable, easy to find and can be used in a million ways. You can use it for décor, to organize pens, pencils and other small clutters on your desk. You can also use it to store foods.
In fact, mason jars are preferred containers compared with plastic because glass does not retain smell or color of the foods placed inside. Whereas, plastic containers tend to discolor, following the yellow stains of the sauces you put in, and the smell remains even after you’ve consumed the content.
Food preservation is all about saving up food, storing it for future use. This is a great idea when you want to save time and money. You save time by taking fewer trips to the supermarket. You save money because generally, buying in bulk comes out cheaper. But food preservation has to be done right to be safe and to get the best quality of food. The key then is in choosing the right container and sealing in the freshness of your foods using these containers. [Read more…]
Mylar bags are more common that we think. It is the usual packaging for coffee, biscuits and other favorites. Mylar is actually a brand, like Nestle or Coke. In its basic form, Mylar is a clear material produced from polyester resin. It is then laminated to aluminum foil, thus its silver look. It functions like a tin can, but flexible in shape. This combination of Mylar and aluminum foil provides protection to your food to last up to 15 years. [Read more…]
Vacuum sealing is one of the more popular methods of food preservation. It works best when combined with other methods, like vacuum sealing it then freezing the bag of food. However, vacuum sealers can be a bit pricey, plus it takes some space in the kitchen.
Here are some alternative methods of doing it when you don’t have the equipment:
This is an interesting study. Sous vide involves two steps: the first is the preparation of the food, and the second is vacuum sealing it for a swim.
The First Step
Meats or steaks are the usual foods that are given this preparation. But it can also be done to fish, seafood and vegetables.
Season your food in the marinade you prefer. Since this method locks in the flavor of your marinade, don’t use way too much spices and condiments. [Read more…]
Those who claim to be prophets have been predicting the end of mankind over and over again. What if it is true that there will be famine and drought? Well then, let us prepare our foods for long-term preservation.
Of course, the circumstances above are just hypothetical. We don’t need good reason to preserve food except for wanting to eat it again in the future. So you find your favorite brand of nuts, you hoard loads of it, and you put it in sealed container for future consumption. [Read more…]